Bouéry dolmen

The Bouéry dolmen is located at the end of a small road in a clearing in the eastern part of the Bois de Bouéry, southwest of Mailhac-sur-Benaize, France.

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The Bouéry dolmen (also known as Pierre levée au bois de Bouéry, Pierre levée de Bouéry, or Pierre aux Martres, with Martres referring to fairies) is located at the end of a small road in a clearing in the eastern part of the Bois de Bouéry (forest) southwest of Mailhac-sur-Benaize in the northern part of the Haute-Vienne department in France.

The granite capstone, estimated to weigh around 30 tons, is rounded at the corners and has a diameter of approximately 5.0 meters. It rests at a height of 1.5 meters above five supporting stones, some of which are spaced further apart. Another stone stands about 1.0 meter away from the chamber, which measures about 4.0 × 3.0 meters.

The dolmen’s capstone features about 40 cupules (known as “schälchen” in French), six of which are connected by a Y-shaped groove.

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